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Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector: a thorough understanding

Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector: a thorough understanding

Build impenetrable defences. Shield your company, your infrastructure and your customers from attack.

Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector: a thorough understanding

05/08/2019 to 26/09/2019
 (Online training)
Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 weeks
Effort: 2 hours

Be one of the first 25 to enrol and receive a free copy of Blackout: Tomorrow Will Be Too Late by Marc Elsberg. 

The shift to decentralisation, digitisation and the unstoppable integration of the Internet of Things have increased the risk of cyberattacks exponentially in the energy sector. Preserving your organisation’s operations and protecting your data means building deep understanding of the issues, regulations and frameworks that matter. Constructing a common language. And forging company-wide alignment. 

Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector is delivered by InnoEnergy, one of Europe’s leading experts in energy and innovation, and our expert partners Fraunhofer Academy, AFKC, and Kaspersky. The course draws on the combined expertise of top academics, industry experts, investment advisors and innovation start-ups. Through online learning, expert lead sessions and the interactive KIPS simulation game - based on a real time cyberattack - you are empowered with the critical knowledge and skills to:

  • Evaluate IT risks and vulnerabilities in your system
  • Understand the legal frameworks in the context of the energy sector
  • Get to grips with privacy concerns and needs of your customers
  • Explore the full spectrum of cybersecurity counter-measures including anonymisation of data 
  • Build pan-organisational buy-in and alignment 
  • Design and execute a defence strategy that protects your infrastructure from cyberattacks.

What will you learn?

This course has been specifically designed to give you the understanding and the tools to build effective proactive and reactive strategies at both organisational and technical levels. Through an innovative blend of online learning and an exciting face-to-face simulation day with peers and faculty in Brussels, you explore:

  • The critical cyberattack vectors and the most typical attacks in the sector
  • Regulation and EU standards for cybersecurity including smart metering
  • How to secure decentralised energy systems
  • Existing privacy-preservations techniques – their limitations and counter-attack measures
  • Industrial Control System threats and emerging risks
  • Reacting to and containing a real-life attack on an organisation’s infrastructure – simulation game. 

Upon completion of the KIPS simulation game, you gain a better understanding of the ICS threat landscape, the impact of a real cyberattack on energy companies, and the remediation actions to take.

How will you learn?

Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector combines a flexible, self-paced online learning with a dynamic, face-to-face simulation day with your peers. Your online learning explores the big picture in cybersecurity, regulation and privacy using video lectures and case studies. Then you will bring it all together in one immersive day in Brussels in September.

Experience a real-world critical infrastructure cyber attack with some serious gaming! 

Work in teams to balance engineering, business, and security priorities against the cost of a real-time cyberattack. Analyse data and make strategic decisions based on uncertain information and limited resources. The game will give you a better understanding of the ICS threat landscape, the impact of a real cyberattack on an energy company and the remediation action you could take.

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Who will teach you?

The InnoEnergy consortium is a recognised leader in sustainable energy education, drawing on the combined expertise of many of Europe’s foremost technical universities, business schools, industry experts and innovation start-ups. Faculty include:

  • Fabrizio Mancini – Co-founder and CEO of AFKC and industry expert in cybersecurity
  • Davide Garufi – Owner of Moscarda Consulting and expert in energy innovation 
  • Jörg Lässig – Professor Enterprise Application Development at Hochschule Zittau and Group Manager Fraunhofer IOSB Cybersecurity Lab KRITIS
  • Sebastian Mann – Expert in privacy enhancement technologies, cryptographic methods for media security and sensitive data with research group, Media Distribution and Security
  • Kirill Naboyshchikov - Kaspersky Industrial Cyber Security Business Development Manager 

Is it right for you?

Join a cohort of engineers, strategists, product managers and directors of operations who share your curiosity about emerging risks and understand that cybersecurity is not simply a cost but a proactive mechanism that reduces revenue losses. Our participants come from all over Europe and are typically: 

• IT managers
• CFOs
• Software engineers
• Information security analysts
• Energy engineers
• Digital strategists
• Product managers
• R&D engineers

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